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Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router
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ASUS RT-AC68U (v1S)
Model Part Number
90IG00C1-BM3000
FCC ID
IC ID
Type
wireless router
Series
RT-AC68
CPU1
CPU1 Type
ARM Cortex-A9
CPU1 Speed
800 MHz ( 2 cores )
Flash1 Chip
Spansion S34ML01G100TFI00
Flash1 Size
128 MiB134,217,728 B <br />1,048,576 Kib <br />131,072 KiB <br />1,024 Mib <br />0.125 GiB <br />
RAM1 Size
256 MiB268,435,456 B <br />2,097,152 Kib <br />262,144 KiB <br />2,048 Mib <br />0.25 GiB <br />
RAM1 Chip
ESMT M15F2G16128A-ADB
ETH chip1
Switch
Ethernet Port Count
1-1GbE-WAN
4-1GbE-LAN
Wired Standard
IEEE 802.3i/3u/3ab

802dot11 OUI: 74:D0:2B (-, 2 W)
Ethernet OUI: 74:D0:2B (-, 2 W)

Stock bootloader
CFE 1.0.1.9
Stock FW OS
Linux 2.6.36 brcmarm
Expansion IF types
USB 2.0, USB 3.0
USB ports
2
USB Hub Compatible
supported
Power
19 VDC, 1.75 A
Connector type
barrel
Serial Port (UART)
yes, 4-pin header
Flags:
AiCloud support, AiMesh

Additional chips
2.4GHz Power Amplifier IC;Richwave;RTC6649E;;3;
5GHz Power Amplifier IC;Skyworks;SE5023L;SiGe, 5023L, TW;3;

Other

Default SSID: ASUS (99 addl. devices)
, ASUS_5G (46 addl. devices)
Default IP address: 192.168.1.1
the IP 192.168.1.1 is used by 1307 additional devices
of which 172 are ASUS devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: admin
admin:admin credentials used by 1331 additional devices
of which 204 are ASUS devices

Manuf/OEM/ODM
3rd Party Firmware Support
Retail
Availability common
FCC approval date 30 September 2013
(Est.) release date 09 October 2013
(Est.) initial retail price (in USD): $219.99
UPC 886227419005
(UPC DB, On eBay)
Newegg N82E16833320174
ASIN B00FB45SI4 Flag of the United States.svg
multiple uses
Country of manuf China
Physical
Dimensions
220 mm x 160 mm x 83.3 mm
Weight
640 g
Radio 1
Chip1
Broadcom BCM4360
Wireless interface OUI
74:D0:2B
Antenna Connector Type
RP-SMA
MIMO status
3x3:3
Wireless Standard
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
N-QAM
up to 600 Mbps
802.11n
up to 450 Mbps
802.11g
up to 54 Mbps
802.11b
up to 11 Mbps
WiFi Operating Frequency
2.4 GHz
Radio cor_rev
40
Radio 2
Chip1
Broadcom BCM4360
Wireless interface OUI
74:D0:2B
Antenna Connector Type
RP-SMA
MIMO status
3x3:3
Wireless Standard
IEEE 802.11a/n/ac
802.11ac
up to 1300 Mbps
N-QAM
up to 600 Mbps
802.11n
up to 450 Mbps
802.11a
up to 54 Mbps
WiFi Operating Frequency
5 GHz
Radio cor_rev
40
 FCC ID
ASUS TM-AC1900MSQ-RTAC68U
 CPU1 brandRadio1 chip1 brandRadio2 chip1 brand
ASUS RT-AC68PBroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68U ExtremeBroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68U V3BroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68U rev A1BroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68U rev B2BroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68U rev C1
ASUS RT-AC68U rev E1
ASUS RT-AC68UFBroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68W

For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.

For a list of all currently documented ASUS device with specifications, see ASUS.

1300 Mbps - 3SS 5GHz 802.11ac (80MHz chan.),
600 Mbps - 3SS 2.4GHz 802.11n (40MHz chan., 256-QAM) = AC1900 class

Overview

  • Model Part Num: 90IG00C1-BM3000

Wi-Fi Certified : WFA19421 (as of 08/29/2013)

This certification also applies to the RT-AC68R.

This device would seem to be running Linux kernel 2.6.36.4 (brcmarm).

Note: A tag line of 802.11ac Concurrent Dual-band AC1900 Router (600Mbps/2.4GHz*
+ 1300Mbps/5GHz) w/ ASUSWRT source to the RT-AC68U, RT-AC68U v2, RT-AC69U.

FCC info

  • The ASUS logo, "RT-AC68U" and "REV 1.60" is silkscreened on the board.
  • The manufacturer stated in the test report is Askey Technology (Jiangsu)

Per the FCC photos...

  • The SoC used would seem to be BCM4708A0/BCM4709A0
(BCM470[8/9]A0KFEBG, TT1311 P10, 272573-04 B18)
Visual inspection of actual product confirms BCM4708A
  • Two BCM4360 provide the wireless interfaces for this device.
  • The shown power supply is an ASUS branded AD890326
(100-240VAC ~ 50/60Hz, 0.8A -> 19VDC, 1.75A).
See also: ASUS RT-AC68

Links of Interest

Reviews

Per SNB's conversation w/ Broadcom, nqam functionality is integrated
into Broadcom 802.11ac chips - allowing QAM256 usage in 2.4GHz band.

Forum threads

Image of the device on maylyn's AC66U review thread

Third party firmware support

Other

Additional vendor links

On Newegg (preorder only) (source of the release date and price)

Pictures

Retail Images

Notes

Additional specifications

per ASUS's product page
  • Expansion IFs: 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 220 mm x 160 mm x 83.3 mm
  • Weight: 640 g

T-Mobile Personal Cellspot Router (TM-AC1900)

Support

  • T-Mobile released a wireless router rebranded from the RT-AC68U.
The T-Mobile rebranded version has a custom proprietary firmware
that is modified for optimizing the T-Mobile Wi-Fi calling feature.
This router requires a refundable $25 deposit (or none if qualified) for postpaid
plan customers [$99 for retail pricing/prepaid accounts] since this is a lease.

  • Notice: If you got this router as a postpaid customer, keep in mind that T-Mobile expects
it back after you cancel your T-Mobile service or if a coverage line is disconnected
from a family/multiple line account within 45 days after cancellation/disconnection.
Failure to do so may incur a $99 non-return fee. If the router is returned damaged, $25.
[This doesn't apply to prepaid customers or if bought in retail price.]

See also